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What is Laparoscopic Surgery, and Why Do You Want It?

Laparoscopic surgery, sometimes called “keyhole” surgery or band-aid surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure using small incisions of around 0.5 to 1.5 cm. A laparoscope, which is a small tube with a camera at the tip, is passed through the incision to the surgical...

Premier Prosthetic Patient Aims For Boston Marathon

  In 2001, 57-year-old John Gardner of Knoxville was involved in a tree cutting accident that crushed his ankle and left him with one leg shorter than the other. Over the next thirteen years, Gardner fought with limited mobility issues and depression about how...

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Tough Out Appendicitis

  An article in the New York Times this past March relayed a common experience with appendicitis. A mid-60’s woman from New York was vacationing in Italy when she came down with nausea, a low-grade fever, and chills. Although her symptoms were extreme enough to...

What You Should Know About Carotid Artery Disease

According to the National Institutes of Health, strokes affect over half a million people each year, and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 30% of strokes are caused by carotid artery disease. “The hallmark of carotid disease and...